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Dorothy Irene Shreckengost

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 08:07 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

Scan0002Dorothy Irene Shreckengost, 89, of Brookville, (formerly of Putneyville) died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

Born on January 18, 1930, in South Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Orven Deloss and Myrna I. (Shick) Kunselman. She married D.O. “Jay” Shreckengost on May 8, 1948, and they were married for thirty-two years.

Dorothy lived in South Bethlehem growing up, she then moved to Putneyville, when Jay and her married. After Jay’s passing, she moved back to South Bethlehem.

Dorothy enjoyed family camping and fishing trips to German Hill in Tionesta, and visiting relatives in Ohio. She went on several bus trips, and a cruise with friends. She loved to make quilts which were numerous, and passed them down to her family. Much of her time was spent spoiling her grandchildren, going to church functions, and hymn sings (she loved to sing), vegetable gardening, and canning. She was always ready to lend a hand to help anyone in need. She was loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by two children, Dennis Jay Shreckengost, and his wife Debbie, of Fairmount City, Joyce Ann Shirey, and her husband, Warren, of Shannondale, four grandchildren, Matthew Shreckengost, and his wife Bethany, of Mars, Pa., Cory Shreckengost, and his wife Jill, of Enola, Pa., Heath Shirey, and his wife Holly, of Effingham, South Carolina and Autumn Berfield, and her husband, Matthew, of Summerville, and four great-grandchildren, Max Shreckengost, Payson Berfield, Dominic Shirey and Brock Berfield.

In addition to her parents, and husband Jay, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Gloria Jean Shreckengost, two brothers, Walter and Ernest Kunselman, and a sister, Mildred (Kunselman) Ranker.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Linda Lazzeroni (Hospice Chaplain) officiating.

Interment will take place in the Oakland Cemetery in Distant.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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